Ah, Tequila!! Such a well-loved spirit, it’s celebrated twice a year around the world, and everyday in paradise!
There must be a thousand ways to drink Tequila, but you can’t go wrong with the most well-known cocktail of all – margaritas all around. And the best way to enjoy your margarita – frozen, of course! Think “slushies for adults,” and you’ll understand why 67% of margarita lovers are opting for the blended version rather than on the rocks.
As if we really need another excuse to indulge in the famous distilled extract of blue agave!
Frozen margaritas get the votes for several reasons. Firstly, they are super-chilled. All those little beads of ice ensure that your drink starts off really cold and stays frosty right down to the last sip. Secondly, because the ice becomes one of the ingredients, you get to enjoy the extra volume, and there are no huge chunks of ice left behind in your glass. The ice also makes it more fun to garnish your margarita by giving those lime slices or fruity chunks something substantial to rest on. No more sunken wedges! Plus, textured drinks are just more enjoyable in your mouth. When properly blended, each tiny shaving of ice will be coated in flavor.
A Classic Margarita is a crisp and refreshing blend of just tequila, triple sec and lime juice. The frozen version is a step up the fun ladder, but there’s no need to stop there. This summer, throw caution to the wind and experiment with some unexpected additions to spice up your frozen marg’.
Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita – Naturally sweet with a bit of a kick.
Dip the rims of two glasses in lime juice, salt, and chili powder. Blend 90ml tequila, 60ml lime juice, 60ml watermelon puree, 30ml triple sec, and 1 jalapeño (sliced thinly) with 1 cup of ice until smooth and frothy. Pour into prepared glasses and garnish with a slice of fresh watermelon.
Cucumber Margarita – A refreshing and unexpectedly appealing twist.
Prepare margarita glasses with lime juice and salt on the rim. Blend 90ml tequila, 60ml lime juice, 60ml triple sec, 1 large cucumber (peeled and cubed) with a cup of ice. Garnish with fresh cucumber slices and a sprig of cilantro.
Peanut Butter Cup Margarita – This Sweet and tangy surprise may well become your new favorite dessert.
Dip the rims of your glasses into peanut butter. Fill your blender with 90ml tequila, 30ml butterscotch schnapps, 90ml milk, 150ml chocolate ice cream, and 15ml smooth peanut butter. Add 1 cup of ice and blend to a froth. Drizzle with chocolate sauce.
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